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  • Why Do Buses Always Come in Threes?

    Product Code: WHYB
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    Why does your toast always land butter-side down? How do you measure the speed of a tennis serve? And just how do you win big on the lottery?

    This book looks at the fascinating maths behind 60 different questions that cover a vast range of topics. It uses practical knowledge of numbers to answer all sorts of questions that will quench your curiosity.

    Other topics covered with application include the weather, the internet, DNA testing and romance. People who love to wow friends with facts and their intelligence will find so much joy in this jaw-dropping book.
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    How To

    Randall Munroe

    Product Code: HWTO
    Hardback
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    Learn how NOT to land a plane...

    What If? author and xkcd creator Randall Munroe presents a selection of monumentally bad ideas for completing any task... With a focus on science and geek tech, he explains how you can predict the weather by analysing the pixels of your photos on Facebook and how you can always get to appointments on time by destroying the moon!

    He even shares ways of getting rid of the book once you've finished including converting it to a vapour and using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle. This book is full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations that will help you understand the science and technology behind things we do every day.
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    The Double Dangerous Book for Boys

    Conn Iggulden

    Product Code: DANG
    Hardback
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    Spark your imagination, forge your own adventures and unearth long-lost skills.

    Conn Iggulden and his sons Cameron and Arthur follow up The Dangerous Book for Boys with another compendium full of cunning schemes, projects, tricks, games and tales of extraordinary courage for children of all ages.

    From building a flying machine to mastering a Rubik's Cube and learning all about the world's greatest speeches and forgotten explorers, this is a book that will boost your knowledge and hone your skills. , The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is the ultimate companion to be cherished by readers and doers of all ages.
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    Factfulness

    Hans Rosling

    Product Code: FCTF
    Hardback
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    The facts of life...

    Inspired by the bestselling book that counts Bill Gates and Barack Obama amongst its fans, Factfulness Illustrated uses facts to show how everything in the world isn't quite as bad as you may think it is - and how a chimpanzee choosing answers at random often tells the truth more then experts, journalists and investment bankers.

    It explains how letting bad news taking on outsize proportions instead of basing our thoughts around facts means that we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.
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    Today

    Edward Stourton

    Product Code: TDAY
    Hardback
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    Sixty world-changing stories from six decades of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

    Edited by Edward Stourton and complete with forewords by Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney and in introduction from the Today programme editor Sarah Sands, this book examines the impact of major events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11 and space exploration.

    A keepsake for any armchair historian or people interested in current affairs, this hardback book reflects our history and how one of the BBC's flagship radio programmes has tried to make sense of it all.
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    Do You Remember the 70s

    Michael Powell

    Product Code: DY70
    Hardback
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    From dancing to disco music to the wonders of Star Wars and Basil Fawlty to Rocky Balboa, the '70s packed a punch in almost every way.

    This book is packed with trivia quiz questions that will test your knowledge of the decade. It's a treat for those who were there at the time and anyone who wishes they could have enjoyed the sports, cars and stars of the 1970s!
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    Tiny Britain

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: TNYB
    Hardback
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    Dixe Wills, a Book People favourite author, looks at Britain's tiniest treasures in this eye-opening book.

    He examines the smallest counties in the land, crosses the shortest river and enjoys a ride on the tiniest ferry. Covering castles, cathedrals, cinemas, pubs, museums, theatres, woods and stately homes, he explains how these gems are united in their lack of size and many of them are only known to locals.

    He explains how although these attractions and sites are all small in stature, they offer big fun.
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  • Tiny Castles

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: TCST
    Hardback
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    Tiny castles with huge stories to tell...

    Following the success of Tiny Britain, Tiny Churches and Tiny Histories, Dixe Wills provides another compelling compendium of small sites you'll want to explore. This time around, he's focusing on castles - and although they're on the small side, there is still plenty to discover...

    The delightfully diminutive attractions include Henry VIII's beautifully preserved St Mawes Castle in Cornwall and Scalloway Castle in Shetland, where it is said the blood and hair of the cruel Earl Patrick's tenants were used in the mortar.

    There is also essential information on how to get to each fortress using public transport and highlights of all the special features you wouldn't want to miss.
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  • Do You Remember The 60s

    Michael Powell

    Product Code: DY60
    Hardback
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    From the Beatles to Batman and The Stones to the Summer of Love, this book will test your knowledge of the Swinging 60s!

    It's packed with trivia quiz questions that will test your knowledge of the decade. It's a treat for those who were there at the time and anyone who wishes they could have walked Abbey Road with John, Paul, George and Ringo!
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  • Genius Inventions

    Jack Challoner

    Product Code: ITCW
    Hardback
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    From Alexander Graham Bell's telephone to the Wright Brothers' flying machine, this incredible book focuses on the Inventions That Changed the World.

    With stunning illustrations, it looks at the events, people, inspirations and history behind a number of technological and scientific developments and explains their impact on the world and modern civilisation.

    It also features timelines that explain the development of each creation and pays homage to some of the other great developments that came before and after.
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  • Go With The Flow

    Jason Ward

    Product Code: GWTF
    Hardback
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    A book with all the answers...

    Flow charts can help you make quick decisions that will affect every aspect of your life - from work and relationships to ideas for what you should do with your free time. This tongue-in-cheek book answers 60 essential questions including 'Which ill-advised animal should you have as a pet?', 'Who is your greatest nemesis?' and 'How will you die?

    Each flow chart is illustrated with amusing images in strikingly different styles.
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  • Top 10 of Everything 2019

    Paul Terry

    Product Code: TTET
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Dip in and out of this brilliant book and learn some truly mind-boggling facts, stats and trivia - from the world's longest bridges to the longest-running live-action comic book TV shows and countries with the most airports.

    The Top 10 of Everything 2019 is fully updated and bursting full with lists that will tell you everything from what the tallest roller coaster in the world is to the size of the biggest shark known to man!

    This book is beautifully presented with photographs, charts and graphs and all of the lists are separated into different and exciting genres including the animal kingdom, sport and forces of nature.
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